Gymnastics – the return (again)

I love photographing gymnastics, as with dance, there is an artistic element in the gymnasts’ dynamic movements that creates great natural posing, combining the curves and straight lines. It also helps if the subjects are excited about doing the shoot which this group certainly were. You get a completely better set of images. Organising the…

FOCUS 2011 reflections

Well FOCUS 2011 was certainly worth going to for us, although it required quite a bit of organisation as it was the first weekend that Tini and me would have together without Benjamin and Benjamin’s first ever nights away staying with somebody else, namely his grandparents and aunty.. maybe I should have said ‘besotted’ there…

FOCUS 2011

Looking forward to the FOCUS on Imaging 2011 event at the NEC, Birmingham which is on next week from Sunday 6 March – Wednesday 9 March. It’s a massive trade show for photographers and great for amateurs and professionals. I’m sure I’ll find plenty of inspiration regarding the technical side of things and doing my…

Flash head hire

Returned the hired flash heads today. Hiring them was a good idea as it allowed me to test them out and try before buying. I was also toying with the idea that might be worth hiring each time, but I’ve ruled that idea out. There’s the time factor of waiting and being around for the…

Portraiture and a flash rig test

Testing out a new lighting arrangement this weekend and first results are nice. The balance between the front and back lighting might need adjustment, but I like the results of the current settings. More experimentation over the weekend. [Tech specs: Using a Lastolite HiLite background and acrylic roll floor. HiLite lit from inside using two…